Close Out the Week with a Weekend Full of Winter Blues, Train Rides and Much More
This weekend’s events are sure to keep the whole family entertained. Begin and end your weekend at the F.M. Kirby Center. The iconic Gershwin musical, An American in Paris, transports audiences to colorful Parisian streets. And Travis Tritt closes out the weekend with a chill acoustic performance of his biggest hits.
No need to wait for warm weather to catch some music festivals. Winter Blues Guitarmaggedon brings some of the biggest names in blues to the Scranton Cultural Center. The Fire House Concert Series at Nescopeck Township Fire Hall is in full swing with performances from Roy Williams and Shawn Caden. And The Ritz Theater celebrates Black History Month and the power of community with A Celebration of Diversity: A Night of Gospel.
Run, walk or crawl for some tasty treats throughout NEPA. The 39th Annual Run for the Cookies has delicious prizes at the finish line. If you prefer a liquid dessert, the Pittston City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pub Crawl tours Pittston’s nightlife scene with the help of the Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum Band.
Winter scenery will stick around for a few more weeks, so take the opportunity to catch some beautiful sites. The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway’s vintage train rides take guests on a ride through the landmarks of the Lehigh River. The Pocono Environmental Education Center leads an Eagle Watch tour along the Delaware River. And, as always, for some indoor winter fun, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hit the Mohegan Sun ice. This weekend’s match against Syracuse Crunch is sure to be a good one.
Mark Your Calendars For:
An American in Paris - POSTPONED
Thursday, February 24 at 8 p.m.
Sing and dance through the streets of post-war Paris at this iconic Gershwin musical. The F.M. Kirby Center brings the national tour of Tony Award-winning An American in Paris to Wilkes-Barre for an ideal night at the theater.
Winter Blues Guitarmageddon - POSTPONED
Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
Catch the winter blues (in a good way) at the 6th Annual Guitarmageddon. This one-day blues festival at the Scranton Cultural Center features some of the best musicians from NEPA and beyond. Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Louis Walker headlines this year’s festival.
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway Ride
Saturday, February 26 & Sunday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hop on an authentic vintage train and see Jim Thorpe the way it was meant to be seen. The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway takes guests on a tour of the Lehigh River’s most beautiful sites, with mountain, forest and waterfall views.
Run for the Cookies
Saturday, February 26 at 10:30 a.m.
Race to the finish line, where cookies await. The 39th Annual Run for the Cookies tests runners’ endurance and their love for delicious treats. This Berwick 10K follows the Run for the Diamonds course in Berwick.
Pittston City St. Patrick's Day Parade Pub Crawl
Saturday, February 26 at 6 p.m.
Downtown Pittston is kicking off the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early. Go on a walking tour of the city’s nightlife scene with stops at some favorite locations. The Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum Band will lead the pack.
Sunday, February 27 at 9 a.m.
Whether you’re on a mission to see an Eagle with your own eyes or just want to take in some beautiful winter scenery, Eagle Watch at the Pocono Environmental Education Center is the tour for you. Enjoy some peace and quiet while taking in the beauty of the Delaware River and its surrounding wildlife.
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